Scottish game ranger student critical after goring by black rhino

19 May 2021 - 17:54 By alex patrick
Black rhino are solitary and territorial — becoming extremely aggressive if approached.
Black rhino are solitary and territorial — becoming extremely aggressive if approached.
Image: 123RF/SUSAN RICHEY-SCHMITZ

A Scottish game ranging student has been critically injured in an encounter with a black rhino in northern Zululand.

According to IPSS Medical Rescue, the student was training on foot at an undisclosed game farm in KwaZulu-Natal when he was trampled and gored by the rhino.

The incident occurred on Wednesday and prompted a search and rescue operation by IPSS as well as anti-poaching units in the area.

The student was found and transported by road in critical condition by KZN Private EMS.

Unlike white rhino, black rhino are solitary and territorial — becoming extremely aggressive if approached. 

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